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November 10, 2016  12:49 PM

How the technology sector helped create President Trump

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Social innovation", Digital disruption, Digital economy, innovation, IT skills, jobs

It’s probably fair to say that the world doesn’t need another journalist trying to explain why Donald Trump won the US presidency right now. Nonetheless, I think that we in the technology sector need to look at both the shock being felt by many people at his victory, as well as the...

January 18, 2016  3:30 PM

We need coordination between old economy job cuts and digital economy job creation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Digital skills, jobs, recruitment, Skills

BT has one of its main contact centres in a tower block in Swansea city centre - it's the highest office building for miles around, just a short stroll to the sea front. From its upper-floor windows you can see across Swansea Bay to the lights and smoke from the giant steel works in neighbouring...

November 5, 2015  4:36 PM

Women are breaking the glass firewall in IT – but they need the men in IT to do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Education, jobs, mentors, recruitment, Skills

One of the most pleasing aspects of this year's UKtech50 - Computer Weekly's annual list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT - is that over one-third of the nominees...

September 18, 2015  10:30 AM

The nonsense about robots taking your job risks a culture of digital fear

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ai, Artificial intelligence, Automation, jobs, recruitment, ROBOTS, Skills, Training

"300,000 jobs at high risk of automation"; "Robots have put 1.3 million Londoners' jobs at risk"; "Robots could take 35% of UK jobs in the next 20 years, says new study" - these were just three of the hyperbolic headlines that accompanied a frenzy of media coverage last week following a

August 14, 2015  2:43 PM

A-levels show progress in IT education, but IT leaders can do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Computer science, Education, jobs, recruitment, school, Skills, students, university

At last. This year, computing was the fastest growing A-level subject - nearly 30% more students took the exam. At university level, applications for computer science degrees are up 3% -...

July 9, 2015  12:11 PM

IT employers must finally commit to tackling diversity in UK tech

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, jobs, recruitment, Skills

Computer Weekly's annual event to announce our list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT has become our most popular event of the year. We're delighted with the way...

June 12, 2015  11:14 AM

UK needs better training focus to bridge the gap between digital culling jobs and creating them

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Boots, digital, Employment, HSBC, jobs, retail, Skills, Training

In the past week, HSBC and Boots chemists have...

April 19, 2013  1:17 PM

Don’t let training and skills be the forgotten investment in the digital revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, jobs, Mobile, recruitment, Skills, social media, Software development

One of the criticism made of the late prime minister Margaret Thatcher during the recent coverage of her life and death was the way she abandoned communities that had once relied on former businesses such as mining and manufacturing.

There's a case to be made that she was right to...

July 13, 2012  11:17 AM

Why we don’t want to write about ‘women in IT’ anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
IT education, jobs, recruitment, Skills

We've been asked a few times why we put together an award and an event to showcase women in IT. It's quite simple - we don't want to have to discuss the issue of women in IT again.

How much...

October 10, 2011  5:51 PM

Got a job for an Olympian IT professional?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
IT architecture, jobs, Olympics, Project management, Skills

The London 2012 Olympics is going to be the highest profile IT project in the UK next year.

The IT team at the London Organising Committee (Locog) are at the...

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